After occupying the BSL-3 laboratory addition for over a year, the Navy was not satisfied with the performance of the facility, and the original construction contractor secured Wiley|Wilson to retro-commission the facility in order to meet new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) requirements.
During the Laboratory commissioning process, Wiley|Wilson discovered the original facility’s design could not meet the new CDC requirements without significant modifications to the exhaust air system. We assisted the design professionals by developing a corrective action plan based on the existing installation. Once modifications were made, the Wiley|Wilson commissioning team prepared and conducted functional performance tests to confirm the laboratory remained under negative pressure, even upon failure of an exhaust fan.
This facility helps in the planning and implementation of Navy survivability Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) efforts against Chemical Biological Warfare threats. These RDT&E efforts are extended to the Operations Other Than War and Counterterrorism areas. The building contains several chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) filtration systems, which were tested and included in the final commissioning report.